Volkswagen & Wacker Talk About Job Training Programs For High School Grads

Monday, December 09, 2013

High school students, parents & high school employees from all over Southeast Tennessee are invited to attend the Public Education Foundation's College Knowledge Lunch Breaks. These monthly lunch time workshops focus on college related topics such as essay writing, college financial planning and college admission. Other adults who work with or advise students on the road to post-secondary success are invited as well. 

PEF Vice President of College & Career Success Stacy Lightfoot said, "One of the most important decisions our students will make is to continue on to college. PEF’s College and Career Readiness work focuses on encouraging students to attend college, and provides them and their families with support and access to help them accomplish this goal. PEF's last College Knowledge Lunch Break for 2013 will take place this Tuesday at Chattanooga State. Volkswagen and Wacker will talk about job training programs for high school graduates.Tomorrow's session is titled: Post-Secondary Options."

With increasing demands of the 21st-century workforce, there is little question that all students should be prepared for college, careers and life. College is starting to be defined as any post-secondary institution where a student can get a high quality degree, certificate, or other credential to help them pursuit of a career. Now, nearly every good job requires some post-secondary education and/or training – such as an associates or bachelor’s degree, certificate, license, or completion of an apprenticeship or significant on-the-job training. This will enable students to learn about the opportunities that are available in Chattanooga through Wacker, Volkswagen and other programs.

This session will be tomorrow from 12-1 p.m at Chattanooga State in the Omni Building in the faculty dining room. PEF will provide an optional lunch for $5 a person. Lunches must be pre-ordered, so RSVPs for lunch are required.

PEF will host more College Knowledge Lunch Breaks in the spring of 2014. For more information, contact PEF VP of College & Career Success Stacy Lightfoot at 648-4443 or

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